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December, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 4


© 2010 Stomatologija

Stomatologija 2010; 12 (4): 122-8 310 KB

An expanded odontogenic myxoma in maxilla

Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic, Márcio Bruno Figueiredo do Amaral, Helenice de Andrade Marigo, Belini Freire-Maia


Odontogenic myxomas are considered to be a benign odontogenic tumor with locally aggressive behavior, non-metastasizing neoplasm of the jaw bones. It derives from the dental mesenchyme or periodontal ligament. Despite the benign nature of these lesions, there is a high rate of local recurrence after curettage alone and in certain cases requires adequate resection. This paper describes a case of a large odontogenic myxoma in the maxilla, emphasizing a discussion on the differential diagnosis related to radiological findings and the surgical treatment.

Key words: odontogenic myxoma, odontogenic tumors, maxilla.

Received: 11 08 2009

Accepted for publishing: 28 12 2010

*Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic* – D.D.S.

Márcio Bruno Figueiredo do Amaral* – D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Helenice de Andrade Marigo* – D.D.S., MS in Pathology, PhD in Pathology

Belini Freire-Maia* – D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, MS in Dentistry

Address correspondence to Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic, Address: Av. Raja Gabaglia, 1000 / 1209 – Gutierrez – Belo Horizonte, MG – CEP 30380-090, Brazil.

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